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Where is Bettie Jo Elmore from ‘My 600-Lb Life’ Right Now?

Bettie Jo Elmore starred in season 3 of the show My 600-Lb Life. For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, TLC’s series My 600-Lb Life saw the light of day in the year 2012. It tells the story of an individual working on shedding their weight of around 600 lbs to lead a healthier life.

Each person on the show is different and they learn unique things during their time on the show. Over the last couple of years, the show My 600-Lb Life has built a loyal fan base. The process of weight loss is not a piece of cake. People take the help of healthy diets and workout routines by bariatric surgeon Dr. Younan Nowzaradan aka Dr. Now to ease out the process of weight loss.

The show My 600-Lb Life follows all types of different weight loss journeys, from the motivating ones to the ones that didn’t pan out the way they were supposed to due to some reasons. Although, the fans of the reality TV show are very keen to know where are the stars of the show at the moment.

A patient named Bettie Jo Elmore went through a very unique journey during the show My 600-Lb Life. For a long time, she has been away from the spotlight. If you are one of those peeps, curious to know where is she now, keep scrolling further to find out the answer to your question.

Here’s all you need to know about Bettie Jo Elmore from ‘My 600-Lb Life’

Bettie Jo Elmore was a part of season 3 of the reality TV show My 600-Lb Life. At that point in time, she appeared on the TLC’s show as a 24-year-old who weighed 654 lbs. She is originally from Potosi, Missouri. She came on the show with her hubby Josh Elmore.

Weighing around 700 lbs at a young age, Bettie was all ready to shed those extra kilos and she was set to do everything she could to do in her power to lose her weight.“ At that time, she talked about her weight and said, “Being this size is miserable. I’m always in pain. My weight is killing me. I can’t do anything on my own. Because of my weight, he (Josh) has to be the caretaker. It makes me feel so guilty.”

Apart from this, Dr. Now also suggested Bettie and her husband Josh go to couples therapy to resolve the marital issues the two of them were facing. The pair took the doctor’s advice and they ended up meeting a therapist. They talked about the issues that they thought they faced openly.
Bettie even put some light on some of her past traumas. On the other hand, when we talk about Josh, he went on to say that he was scared that Bettie would leave him if she managed to lose a lot of weight. The couple’s therapy worked wonders for the marriage of the pair as they managed to know more about each other.

Bettie continued to follow the diet as well as the workout routine assigned to her by Dr. Now. Soon after she became an eligible candidate for weight loss surgery by bringing her weight down to 445 lbs. However, the great progress in her weight loss journey was hindered by a big health issue faced by Bettie.
She was stuck in a good-and-bad news situation, as the doctors found out that she was pregnant. Along with this, the doctors also discovered a huge bone mass on her spine that could cause paralysis.
Although removing that, could put her pregnancy at a major risk. She said, “Because I’m pregnant, the bigger the baby gets, the more he presses on the bone mass on my spine.”
Bettie held onto the ray of hope and light. She gave birth to her baby boy Preston without any complications on August 10, 2016.
Where is Bettie Jo Elmore in 2022?
After the arrival of her son Preston, Bettie Jo Elmore got her bone mass removed. While she recovered, she started focusing on her weight loss journey again. Around the same time, she also resumed therapy and looked happier and more content in life.
The birth of her son Preston also witnessed some issues develop between Bettie and her husband Josh. The latter had to be responsible for both the pair’s newborn baby as well as Bettie with her own health issues. With time, Bettie progressed in her weight loss journey but she still had to deal with the extra skin hanging from some areas like near her underarms.

The great couple went through all the difficulties together and now they are focusing on raising a beautiful family together. Bettie and her husband Josh celebrated 12 years of marital bliss last year. The pair celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary on March 3, 2022.

Bettie is a proud mom of Preston. The three of them frequently do fun things together such as putting on matching sticker tattoos for a good cause.

In November 2021, Bettie announced that she was expecting her second child with her husband Josh. She documented her pregnancy journey on her Instagram page. She shared every detail with her fans all over the world from the baby’s registry to growth and gender.

Bettie and her husband Josh welcomed their second child together, son Oliver Lamont Elmore on May 4, 2022. However, the baby was born healthy otherwise, he did have some breathing complications due to which, he had to live separately under surveillance for a few days. Now, Bettie and her husband Josh are more in love than they have ever been.

What is your take on the TLC’s show My 600-Lb Life? Kindly let us know your thoughts on the show in the comments section below. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of entertainment.

Meenal Mehta
Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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